Homans create scholarship at Potomac State College

Former Keyser resident, Charles “Skip” Homan and his wife, Nancy, recently established an endowed scholarship at West Virginia University (WVU) Potomac State College (PSC). Both Skip and Nancy attended the College from 1961 to 1963.

Having earned an associate degree from Potomac State and his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from WVU, Skip realizes the importance of a college education and desires to help others along the way.

Funds from the endowment will provide scholarships to full-time students enrolled at Potomac State who are majoring in engineering. First preference is given to graduates of Keyser High School majoring in civil engineering; second preference to any West Virginia resident majoring in civil engineering; and third preference to a West Virginia resident majoring in any engineering program. A student who is a recipient one year is eligible for consideration in any other year as well, provided they continue to meet the selection criteria.

While attending PSC, both Skip and Nancy were actively involved on campus. He was a member of the Engineers Club, the Student Council and served as commander of the Roth Military Honorary Society.

Nancy was a member of the Christian Youth Fellowship, Sigma Iota Chi, was named Queen of Winter, and served as library chairman for the Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society. Both were members of the Potomac State Singers as well.

Anyone wanting information about establishing a scholarship can contact Lucas Taylor, director of development at Potomac State, at 304-788-6995 or at lstaylor@mail.wvu.edu.

March 15, 2017